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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major, BS, Multiple Options, BI01-10


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Major Code: BI01-BI10     Bachelor of Science          Summary Degree Requirements  

General Education Core 42 Requirements: 32 Hours


Area 3 A & B   7 hours total met by BIO 0108  /BIO 0109  and CHEM 0140  /CHEM 0141  .

Area 4  3 hours met by MATH 0140   or MATH 0150 .

 

General Education Core 42 Areas


Area 1B Civics: 3 Hours


Area 1 Social and Behavioral Sciences 9 hours total. Six hours from Social Science (area 1A) and three hours from Civics (area 1B).

Area 2A Written Communication: 6 Hours


Area 2 Communications 9 hours total. Six hours in written communication (area 2A) and three hours in oral communication (area 2B). ENG 101 and ENG 102 or ENG 111 fulfill area 2A.

Area 2B Oral Communication: 3 Hours


Area 2 Communications 9 hours total. Six hours in written communication (area 2A) and three hours in oral communication (area 2B).

Area 3 Non-lab Natural Science: 3 Hours


Area 3 Natural Sciences 7 hours total. Three hours from a non-lab course and four hours from courses with a lab. Must have a minimum of one course with a lab, different disciplines.

Area 3 Natural Science with Lab: 4 Hours


Area 3 Natural Sciences 7 hours total. Three hours from a non-lab course and four hours from courses with a lab. Must have a minimum of one course with a lab, different disciplines.

Area 5B Fine Arts: 3 Hours


Area 5 14 hours total. Humanities 6 hours (area 5A)/Fine Arts 3 hours (area 5B)/Global Competencies 3 hours (area 5C)/Health & Wellness 2 hours (area 5D).

Area 5D Health and Wellness: 2 Hours


Area 5 14 hours total. Humanities 6 hours (area 5A)/Fine Arts 3 hours (area 5B)/Global Competencies 3 hours (area 5C)/Health & Wellness 2 hours (area 5D).

Institutional Degree Requirement: 1 Hour


Biomedical Sciences: 15 Hours


Students interested in pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy or pre-occupational therapy, or pre-veterinary studies should consider courses that are listed within the area of biomedical sciences. Many of these courses may be required by professional schools such as medical schools or pharmacy schools.

Recommended courses:

Field/Conservation Biology: 15 Hours


Students interested in botany, conservation, ecology, evolution, marine biology, wildlife, zoology, or other related topics should consider courses that are listed within the area of field or conservation biology. These courses provide a solid educational background for students wanting to pursue graduate studies or careers in these related areas.

Recommended courses:

General Biology: 15 Hours


Students interested in a more broad range of biological topics should consider courses that are listed within the area of general biology. These courses provide a diverse educational background that would allow students to pursue graduate studies or careers in a wide range of biological sciences.

Recommended courses:

  • Two from each of the following: Biomedical Sciences electives and Field/Conservation Biology electives

Electives: 24 Hours


As needed to total 120 approved credit hours (including 39 upper division 300-400 level).

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Total Hours: 120


MATH 140 or 150 fulfills General Education Core Requirements Area 4 (3 hours) and BIO 108/109 and CHEM 140/141 fulfill Area 7A&B.

Institutional requirement UE 0100  may also be met by HNRS 0101  (2 credit hours).

Although not required for the BS in Biology, some students may need additional courses to meet admission requirements for professional or graduate school. Students should contact their advisor and prospective professional or graduate school for information regarding the specific courses required.

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